Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   |

Rosh Hashanah

Traditional and modern tastes have a place at New Year’s tables

By HELEN NASH

NEW YORK (JTA) — Nearly 30 years ago, when my first cookbook was published, I wrote that kosher cooking wasn’t just about traditional recipes like gefilte fish and chopped liver, that you could make gourmet meals and international dishes using kosher ingredients.

Since then, many new kosher ingredients have become readily available, making all kinds of fusion cuisine even easier to prepare. Some of these ingredients include...

Person in the Parsha: VAYELECH

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

“Forgiven, But Not Forgotten”

He was one of the greatest Talmud scholars of the last century, but outside of a small circle of disciples, he was never well-known. He was a tragic figure in many ways, and although few have heard of him today, he has not been totally forgotten.

Interestingly, forgetting was one of the central themes of his many teachings.

His...

In some shuls, congregants are encouraged to keep phones on

By DEBRA RUBIN

(JTA) — Don’t turn off your phone — it’s not an announcement typically heard as religious services begin. But congregants at a Miami Beach High Holidays service for young adults will be asked to use their cellphones to send text messages to the rabbi during parts of the Rosh Hashanah evening service this year.

Rabbi Amy Morrison of Reform’s Temple Beth Sholom will be leading the free service...

Menu inspired by ‘simanim’ brings meaning to Rosh Hashanah

By JAMIE GELLER

(JTA) — So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, the tasting and the tasting. (That’s the best part). A simanim-inspired menu brings added challenges, but also adds a level of meaning to your Rosh Hashanah meal.  Simanim – literally it means signs or indicators – are meant to point the way to improved circumstances.

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Fun Activities for Rosh Hashanah

FUN  ACTIVITIES FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.  It’s a time for all Jews to reflect the prior year, and prepare for the new one!  The term literally means “the head of the year.”

ACTIVITIES: 

1.    Greeting Cards…..Jazz up this fun and traditional activity by scanning your child’s artwork and sending e-cards to family and friends!

2.       Apple Honey Jars…..Core out an apple like you would a pumpkin. ...